Latour to include Forts 2012 in next release

13th March, 2018 by Rupert Millar

Château Latour has announced that the wines it intends to release towards the end of the month will be the 2006 grand vin and, for the first time ever, 2012 Les Forts de Latour – will the latter be enough to entice collectors to part with the estate’s asking price?

Although announced today, the wines will not be released until 21 March so while the wines are known, the prices are not.

The two wines represent a fairly intriguing pairing. The 2006 is something of an ‘off’ vintage in Bordeaux, not a ‘bad’ year exactly but certainly with a pretty austere, tannic side and considering Latour’s well-known tendency to keep one wonders how closely the estate is sticking to its mantra to only release wines that….

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